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Linear chains of amino acids that singly or in multiples of two or more form into proteins.

Chains of just two amino acids are called , chains of three are , and any more are polypeptides. Amino acids in all of these are attached via what are known as peptide bonds, which are slightly stiff resulting in a stiffness to polypeptide chains.

The formation of the peptide bonds that attach amino acids together is an example of dehydration synthesis. See in particularly the process of translation